Brisbane's Best Riverfront Dining

Have a Brisbetter Day Out by exploring your own backyard, where Brisbane City Council has made it easy for you to uncover the hidden gems in our city by day and after dark.

Brisbane's mild subtropical climate is perfect for year round al fresco dining and there's no better place to dine than on the Brisbane River. Here are 20+ restaurants, bars and cafes where you can enjoy the best of local cuisine with a beautiful water view and river breezes by day, balmy air by night:

Stanley is Brisbane's magnificent riverfront 2-level Cantonese restaurant at Howard Smith Wharves
Rico Bar & Dining is a Spanish/Latin American bar eatery in a prime riverfront location on Eagle Pier
This cool tropical restaurant and bar sits perched on top of the Kangaroo Point cliffs with jaw-dropping views
Naga Thai is the work of one of Brisbane's top restaurateurs & interior designers, and boasts Brisbane's best view
Brisbane's stunning new overwater bar site perched on the north bank of the river
Brisbane's go-to for exquisite Italian dining in a designer boat-house style pavilion on the riverfront
Patina is a splendid contemporary restaurant nestled within the heritage listed surrounds of Brisbane’s iconic Customs House
Blackbird Bar & Restaurant is the glamazon of the Riverside Centre, occupying curvaceous upper floor premises
Yoko Dining is Howard Smith Wharves' stunning waterfront Japanese restaurant and bar
Mary Mae's is a sprawling New Orleans-inspired riverside bar restaurant on the ground floor of the Brisbane Powerhouse
Howard Smith Wharves have a giant new waterfront beer hall, with barrel aged beers, a delicious foodie menu
Greca brings the best of Greek cuisine to Howard Smith Wharves, occupying an historic shed with jaw-dropping city views
Il Molo Italian Kitchen & Bar is a spectacular waterfront restaurant nestled on the end of Oxford Street, Bulimba
Mr and Mrs G Riverbar is a destination unto itself, a minimalist exotic oasis with stunning water views, made for those occasions when only the best will do
Barko & Co is a dog-friendly, riverside cafe housed in a heritage-listed building in Teneriffe with sparkling water views
MICA is a chic artisan bakery cafe overlooking Breakfast Creek at Newstead
Medley Riverside Dining occupies prime position on one of the most beautiful and historic bends of the Brisbane River
Mr Percival’s is Brisbane’s stunning octagonal overwater bar jutting out over the river in prime position at the Howard Smith Wharves
Belvedere is Italian for lovely view and sweeping water and sunset views are some of the many charms of this eatery and bar.
A cool contemporary Italian restaurant in the prime riverside location of Brisbane's Eagle Street Pier

Located on an overwater deck at the New Farm end of the iconic Howard Smith Wharves precinct is this chic Italian bar eatery

And what better way to rock up to lunch or dinner than via the river on one of Brisbane's famous CityCats, with three double-decker CityCats now in service!

Picnics in Riverside Parks

With so many beautiful riverside parks in Brisbane, you can also spread a picnic rug and dine al fresco while enjoying the water views.

New Farm Park

One of Brisbane's oldest and grandest parks, New Farm Park, is a top spot for a riverside picnic, as is Mowbray Park in East Brisbane, Captain Burke Park in Kangaroo Point and Newstead Park (with views over both Brisbane River and Breakfast Creek. You can also try fig-shaded Orleigh Park, West End or unique Rocks Riverside Park at Seventeen Mile Rocks.

Brisbane City Council is a valued partner of Must Do

The content in this feature has been created with the support as part of Brisbane City Council's BrisBetter Days Out campaign aimed at inspiring residents and visitors to buy local as part of Brisbane City's Council's Economic Recovery Plan. Brisbane City Council disclaims any relationship with, or endorsement of, businesses featured in this article.

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